Turns out that planned kidnapping of Michigan's Governor could have been even worse than we thought: militia members had a "Plan B" to take over Michigan's statehouse and execute politicians, as well as a Plan C to burn down the statehouse and kill everyone inside. And over what? Over being told to wear masks so you're less likely to infect other people with COVID-19! Adults, with guns, throwing tantrums worse than any ever thrown by a two-year-old! And yet our "liberal" media implores us to "understand" them, by which they clearly mean excuse their evil.
A few Senate Republicans say they'll back any Biden Cabinet appointments as long as they're "mainstream." They're lying! Recall that right-wingers call anyone to their left a "socialist" anymore, and consider that if we can imagine Mitch McConnell simply refusing to hold hearings on Cabinet appointments, then surely Sens. Collins, Murkowski, and Romney can as well, and I'm sure they're much more comfortable professing "alarm" at Mr. McConnell's shenanigans than actually forcing him to allow Mr. Biden to staff a functioning government. Our soon-to-be-ex-President will leave behind an Augean mess, and Mitch McConnell will bury all the shovels.
I wouldn't even note the news that U.S. trade deficits with other nations, including China, have risen rather dramatically over the last four years, except that our soon-to-be-ex-President has not only acted like he alone could turn around a cruise ship on a dime, but has also acted like he's already done so without even coming close to doing so. Of course I don't expect the math (which shows the trade deficit increasing at a faster rate than it did during Mr. Obama's second term, even!) to penetrate the rage-addled minds of his votaries.
About a week after William Barr's nomination to Attorney General in 2018, our Justice Department told federal investigators to take "no further action" against Caterpillar, a corporation Mr. Barr used to represent. It gets better: we were investigating Caterpillar for tax avoidance, to the tune of $2.3 billion -- in other words, we were investigating them for taking food out of our mouths, since that's what corporations do when they avoid paying their taxes. Presumably our Justice Department thinks it hasn't broken the law because it hasn't actually closed the investigation, but we've seen judges reject similar arguments.
I'm not sure why Joe Biden would consider D.C. Circuit Court Judge/could-have-been Supreme Court Justice Merrick Garland for Attorney General. I'm sure he'd do an excellent job, but such an appointment would also leave a seat open on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals that Mitch McConnell might not let him fill, and if this is Joe Biden's way of trolling Mitch McConnell, then he's got a lot to learn about trolling. Anyway, I hear Doug Jones is available, and I'm sure he'd do an excellent job, too.
Finally, when I hear that Kentucky Senate race loser-by-20-points Amy McGrath has started a Super PAC to help out in those two Georgia Senate runoffs, all I can say is: haven't you done enough? She lit almost $100 million on fire losing to Mitch McConnell by the second-largest margin of his seven Senate races! When will these fools learn that voters don't give one rat's hind-quarter how much money you can raise, but that they only care about what you will do once in office?